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post #676 of 1434
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post

Regarding the valet prototypes, where do you hang your shirt? It seems like this is an issue on most existing valets too. You can hang your jacket, trousers, belt and tie, but there's never a place for your shirt.

One of the benefits of a system that allows hangers to be used, instead of an integrated, fixed hanger, it that it could be modified to accommodate up to three hangers: jacket, trouser, and shirt. This design would also allow our hangers to be used (key feature), as I strictly support a one-size-doesn't-fit-all approach to hangers. wink.gif

Secondary fixtures will need to be integrated that can accommodate ties and belts. I'm working on updating the drawings. Also looking into some other design notes. Need to synthesize and re-post here.

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post #677 of 1434
I love some of the ideas. Using sized hangers would be fantastic. The designs are nice but I'd prefer a more open design with the hanging space up front and center; with smaller drawers and trays along the sides. I've also thought that a couple removable trouser bars would be a nice feature … kinda like AE/Woodlore's pant trolley. Just food for thought. Great work!
post #678 of 1434

Holy shit, Talarico umbrellas...

post #679 of 1434
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Originally Posted by jsherman02 View Post

I wanted to provide The Hanger Project some proper feedback:

I ordered about $85 worth of leather cleaning products on September 28th- Usually they ship items within a few days. About seven days later I sent an email to find out the ETA on the order as some of the items were for a gift. I received their automated email right away and then an email later the following day that said the warehouse has dealt with moving issues and will be shipping that day. I then received an email with tracking- so I decided to track the item and it said label created. A couple days later after the tracking information never changed, I decided to once again call them. I was told that the items were shipping that day and should have them in a couple days. A couple days later I called and actually spoke with Kirby who told me the items shipped the day before. I told him thank you- but before I hung up he checked with his warehouse and the items were still there and had not shipped.

Kirby told me due to the issues I had he would ship the order for free- I thought that was a good customer service move and thanked him. Well guess what,......he never shipped them.

Terrible service with a owner that over promises and under delivers.

Just wanted to give an update. Kirby had the items shipped next day and really came through for me. I really appreciate the response I received as well as the items! Thanks Kirby.
post #680 of 1434

Just found about you guys had a page on SF. Any chance we'll be able to buy in smaller quantities in the future? sucks that I have to buy more than one or two hangers. 

post #681 of 1434
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Originally Posted by SmileForum View Post

Just found about you guys had a page on SF. Any chance we'll be able to buy in smaller quantities in the future? sucks that I have to buy more than one or two hangers. 

Hmm, that's interesting. The minimum purchase quantity of 3 hangers has not always existed. I purchased 2 hangers back in March, I believe. This new restriction is a bit silly, IMO.
post #682 of 1434
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Originally Posted by SmileForum View Post

Just found about you guys had a page on SF. Any chance we'll be able to buy in smaller quantities in the future? sucks that I have to buy more than one or two hangers. 

Reach out to me directly and I'll PM a link to purchase single hangers.

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post #683 of 1434
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Originally Posted by kirbya View Post

 As far as the shoe care guides - I am looking into creating "printer friendly" links on each of the guide that would remove the background and change the text color to black. 

One method to increasing your subscriber base is to enlist the now-easier-than ever resources of producing an official free e-Book.  You certainly have enough material for an e-Book, and it does not have to the size of a novel.  Many sites are using free e-Books to obtain permissible subscribers.


All my best,


David

post #684 of 1434
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Originally Posted by kirbya View Post

I'm resuming work on my planned Dressing Valet - please offer your feedback.

So, I am going to just have a prototype made now, hopefully in time to showcase at the November StyleForum event in New York. You'll remember that we visited this idea over a year ago.

Below are several design sketches for possible valets. We need to decide on one design. Let me know your thoughts and how we might splice ideas together to create the perfect, high-quality dressing valet.



All the designs have their own strengths, as mentioned before.  I've been in the market for a valet for years now and never really found one worth closing in on.  I'm a fan of simplicity and such like options C&D.  While a little unconventional I agree that having a place to place garments on a hanger is better than having a stationary hanger.  

 

I am somewhat against the idea of having things behind the valet as I imagine it being backed to the wall.   However the more I look at existing designs, the more I realize that garments are hung on the back of the valet, so maybe a hanging bar can be behind but elevated above the top of the valet?  I just don't like the idea of the garments being hung/hidden behind/below the valet etc (hence why I'd like them on the front and below/under the top of the valet if that makes sense).  

 

I hope that is helpful,  I think this is a great idea and I'm excited by the thought of someone trying to do this and do it smartly! 

post #685 of 1434

Quick correction: It's "Copyright", not "Copywrite". I just don't want anyone stealing your ideas. ;)

post #686 of 1434
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Quick correction: It's "Copyright", not "Copywrite". I just don't want anyone stealing your ideas. ;)

 

I understand what you are saying here, kentyman, and it's no disrespect, but just slapping a "Copyright" on these documents will not stop anyone from anywhere on the internet from chancing across this thread and stealing Kirby's, yours, my, or anyone else's ideas. In fact, should Kirby wish to patent this idea, anyone, and I mean anyone who had any involvement with input on the valet could claim status as an inventor, and be entitled to their name being listed on the patent...and more importantly, compensation for the patent. In order to prevent this, Kirby, you really should have some sort of assignment of invention that gives you exclusive rights to your product. Without such, any old darsch can come along, and if they claim (and can prove) that they contributed to the design, you are SOL from excluding them from using the patent or licensing it out to a bigger competitor, which might literally give all of that thinking you did on this project to someone else who probably wasn't entitled to it. Love it, hate it-it's just the way the patent system works. I understand your desire to get out on this thread and get feedback on your ideas, but you are leaving yourself open to someone coming and swooping up your designs and excluding you from using them. Someone who thought this was a really good idea could take these drawings of yours to a patent lawyer and within 2 weeks have an application pending and cut your off at your knees. Just food for thought...

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Working on photographing our first seasonal collection of Drakes of London ties and have to comment how much I am loving these. We have a lot of wool/cashmere blend unlined, hand-rolled ties that are just absolutely incredible. Hoping to get them loaded and available by Monday or Tuesday of next week (fingers crossed). Will also bring some to the Style Forum Vendor Show in New York.

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post #688 of 1434
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

I understand what you are saying here, kentyman, and it's no disrespect, but just slapping a "Copyright" on these documents will not stop anyone from anywhere on the internet from chancing across this thread and stealing Kirby's, yours, my, or anyone else's ideas. In fact, should Kirby wish to patent this idea, anyone, and I mean anyone who had any involvement with input on the valet could claim status as an inventor, and be entitled to their name being listed on the patent...and more importantly, compensation for the patent. In order to prevent this, Kirby, you really should have some sort of assignment of invention that gives you exclusive rights to your product. Without such, any old darsch can come along, and if they claim (and can prove) that they contributed to the design, you are SOL from excluding them from using the patent or licensing it out to a bigger competitor, which might literally give all of that thinking you did on this project to someone else who probably wasn't entitled to it. Love it, hate it-it's just the way the patent system works. I understand your desire to get out on this thread and get feedback on your ideas, but you are leaving yourself open to someone coming and swooping up your designs and excluding you from using them. Someone who thought this was a really good idea could take these drawings of yours to a patent lawyer and within 2 weeks have an application pending and cut your off at your knees. Just food for thought...
@JermynStreet - You're correct. But at least if we see that someone has done that, we have some type of recourse by showing that we did in fact state that these were copyrighted. I'm under no fantasy that everything is easily ripped off on the internet. Our hangers. Our product photography. Our shoe care tutorials (which I already know have been copied into other languages). The problem with any "assignment of invention" is that is just as easily circumvented. Our hangers have a "patent number" but it is for some tiny inconsequential detail that one could easily modify to circumvent. It's the only way to get a patent for someone as universal as a garment valet or hanger. Let me know if I'm wrong... I'm certainly not intellectual property attorney.
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Quick correction: It's "Copyright", not "Copywrite". I just don't want anyone stealing your ideas. wink.gif
Ha. Thanks. Embarrassing.

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post #689 of 1434
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Hmm, that's interesting. The minimum purchase quantity of 3 hangers has not always existed. I purchased 2 hangers back in March, I believe. This new restriction is a bit silly, IMO.

This has since been corrected. After conversation in the office, we determined that the benefit wasn't worth the expense. Not allowing single hanger sales is probably a net revenue loss. We considered up-charging single hangers, but in the end decided against that, also.

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post #690 of 1434
Just received an order that I placed but saw that the Saphir Invulner spray that I ordered is now backordered. Any idea when It will be back in stock?
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